MERALCO Back-to-Back Rate Decrease Update + Tips on How to Lower Your Electric Bill 

Have you noticed a decrease in your MERALCO Bill? Kunin ang inyong Electric Bill and check this out, Dali! For the second month in a row, the Manila Electric Company much known as Meralco announced a decrease in power rates for the month of February.  

The overall rate for a typical household consuming 200kWh decreased by P0.59 to P8.86 per kilowatt-hour (kWh), Ito na ang the lowest level ever for the past two years! Last January, P9.45 per kWh naman. If you belong to that a household with 200kWh electricity consumption, you will see a decrease of around P118 for their total electricity bill this Feb.

Ang "bawas-singil" na ito ay dahil sa mas pinababang Generation Charge. This was right after the implementation of New Power Supply Agreements (PSAs) starting last December 26.

The back-to-back rate decreases to start the year total to P1.00 per kWh and goes against the usual trend of February rates increasing, as seen in the previous five years.

See Meralco Advisory here.

The generation charge for February decreased to P4.51 per kWh thanks to Meralco’s prudent and strategic partnerships with power suppliers and the resulting new PSAs, such as San Miguel Energy Corporation, South Premiere Power Corporation, and AC Energy, who charge a lower generation cost. Charges from the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) were also lower this month.

These lower prices from the new PSAs and the WESM—which accounted for 44% of the total supply—offset the cost of power from Meralco’s Independent Power Producers and old PSAs, which increased to P5.29 per kWh.

With these new PSAs providing lower generation costs, the public can expect consistently low power bills with energy-efficient use of appliances and devices at home, allowing for a bigger budget for other household and family needs.

Tips and Tricks on How to Lower your Electric Bill this Summer 2020

Few more months till summer, and also the time where our electricity consumption will shoot through the roof. 
Avoid the bill-shock by practicing Energy Efficiency Initiatives that we can do at home like: 

  • Avoid “Phantom Load” Make it a habit to unplug appliances and gadgets when not in use.

  • Choose Energy Efficient Appliances

  • Use Aircon at Mid-setting or at 25 degrees Celsius

  • Use a Power Board with Good Quality that can supply power to several appliances at once

  • Save Energy by Maximizing Natural Light during the daytime. And switch off unnecessary lights. 

  • Ensure Optimal Performance on Household Appliances by proper care and maintenance.

I hope na na-appreciate at naramdaman nyo ang pagbaba ng bayarin mula sa inyong Electric Bill. 
Also, the tips and tricks I've shared here on the blog may help you to save up on energy in the future.

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